Nine transfer deals you need to know about today 5 years ago

Nine transfer deals you need to know about today

The closer we get to deadline day, the more weird and wonderful transfer deals get completed.

And when we say weird, we mean weird.

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One Championship club are forking out £15m for a new striker, and that's just one of the deals we're focusing on today.

The (finally) done deal

Lucas Perez has been 'close' to an Arsenal move for some time, and now they've finally confirmed the arrival of the Deportivo striker.

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Look, he's even got his own hashtag and everything.

The birthday present

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Brazilian Olympic star Gabriel Barbosa (or 'Gabigol' to his friends) turned 20 today.

What better way to celebrate than with a high-profile move to Manchester United Internazionale.

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The homecomings

After a whole 15 years away, former Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky made the move back to his boyhood club Sparta Prague.

Closer to home, we had the Return of the Mapps. That's right, Adrian Mariappa has rejoined Watford on a free transfer, prompting the Hornets social media team to do this...

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The treble swoop

After seemingly forgetting that you're allowed to sign players during the summer, Hull's transfer window kicked into gear.

First came goalkeeper David Marshall from Cardiff City...

Then Ryan Mason, who joined from Tottenham for a club record fee.

And there was still time for signing number three, with promising Manchester United youngster arriving on a three-year deal.

The second-tier big-spenders

£23m on two strikers who are - it's probably not unfair to say - at their level. This summer's weird.

That's Jonathan Kodjia, who joined Aston Villa from Bristol City for a fee that could rise to £15m.

And that comes just a couple of days after Matej Vydra joined Derby County from Watford for just over half that amount.

The Brit abroad

It's not a done deal at the time of writing, but Joe Hart's loan move to Torino seems all but sealed.

The England goalkeeper was filmed holding aloft the Serie A club's shirt to a crowd of awestruck fans, and we expect his move from Manchester City to be wrapped up any time now.

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